Thursday, 29 September 2016

Oriental Charm



Sifting through the racks upon racks of charity shop goods, I stumbled across this charming oriental shirt. Whether it be a boys size 10 or a women's size 16, you've got to look for potential!

How do I spot the potential? 
Simply follow this guide...

Pattern or no pattern?
Patterns scream 'I AM UNIQUE TAKE ME HOME' to me in a charity shop, the majority of the time the patterns seen will have been printed a good few years ago. When you're bopping around town kitted out in your thrifted patterned threads, you will 99% of the time be sure that you are never matching with someone else.

SIZE DOESN'T MATTER!
Charity shopping is all about routing for those gems to fill your wardrobe, if you rely on sizing you will never find them. Experimenting with alternate fits; body con, loose fit or over sized will all compliment you in various ways. 
Look at the opportunity of the clothing, not just the item.

Just wash it
I refuse to let a stench, stain or scratch put me off an item. For the cheap price clothing is offered at, it would be silly to let a £1 tee go to waste due to an unappealing smell. 
Washing machines do wonders, I'll tell you that now...

style is LIMITLESS
Charity shopping is evidently beneficial due to where the donations go, but the benefits to your bank balance are pretty wonderful as well. The cheaper prices means experimenting with adventurous styles will not break your bank! Never say never, you are your own stylist, be exciting and break those boundaries!

Lucy Jane




Wednesday, 21 September 2016

s l u m p

Top: New Look // Dress: Forever 21 // Shoes: Mango

It isn't that you don't want to, it's just you don't know how to.

Creativity is an important part of me, when I step back and think about my life, I want to be 100% happy. I want to express myself as fully as I can through unique, individual and inspirational ideas.
When I realise I'm not 100%, I enter this slump...

So I'm going to step back, break this slump and start being 100% happy with life.
(and also appreciate the fact autumn is almost round the corner and dark lipstick is a daily essential!)

Lucy Jane





Wednesday, 7 September 2016

SOOOOO... September!


September seems to have rolled around so quickly and I'm slightly unsure of how to feel about it. The past 2 months of holidays, festivals and being with amazing friends is over, summer 2016 has come  to an end. On one hand I'm so sad to get back to routinely life, but after months of doing little work, it's exciting to bring back the focus and motivation.

SOOOOO... September!
The beginning of the chilly nights that seem to last a lifetime, autumn leaves that simmer down to the ground and an abundance of denim, checks and high neck jumpers. The layering up starts and my initial instinct when dressing in the morning is 'What is going to keep me cozy?' whilst still looking like Infinity of Fashion.

I've picked the creme de la creme of what September means to me and here is why...

1. High neck jumpers - Why wouldn't you want to feel as snug as humanly possible on a daily basis? Pair it with almost anything; jeans, high-waist trousers, slip dresses or even t-shirts.

2. Slip Dresses - So chic, so elegant, so classy...
Lingerie as outerwear has been so huge throughout summer, continuing the trend into autumn/winter is bound to happen! 
I personally love to throw a little tee underneath, some fishnet tights and your outfit is done.

3. Denim - Not just one shade, or two, but may be three shades definitely will be worn throughout this next month. 
Now is the best time for double denim, not too hot and not too cold, get out everything denim and wear it with pride!

4. Velvet - A texture I have a love hate relationship with, I truly blame my 13 year old phase of purchasing the majority of my clothes in velvet for nearly putting me off for life.
Luckily I've rekindled my love and have grown to adore all things velvet, as well as clashing patterns and colours, textures also add so much interest to outfits, do it!

5. Music, glitter and wing eyeliner - September means gig season for bands is in full swing which means moneyless Lucy is also in full swing. 
It's a month when so many artists release new music such as my absolute favourites Sundara Karma, their new single She Said is a beauty of a song so all show some love!!!
Glitter is the part of summer that will never leave me, who needs highlighter when glitter is around? 
My glittered cheeks can sparkle perfectly with my flawless cat-eye flicks, that's September!

Lucy Jane